Response of Infants and Young Children as a Function of Auditory Stimuli and Test Methods Responses of infants and young children with normal hearing were assessed using five auditory stimuli at different hearing levels. The stimuli included broad-band and high-pass filtered signals and a 3-k Hz pure tone. The infants were tested with a behavioral observation test method. The young children were tested by either ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1972
Response of Infants and Young Children as a Function of Auditory Stimuli and Test Methods
 
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  • Marie Thompson
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Gary Thompson
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1972
Response of Infants and Young Children as a Function of Auditory Stimuli and Test Methods
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 699-707. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.699
History: Received February 25, 1972
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1972, Vol. 15, 699-707. doi:10.1044/jshr.1504.699
History: Received February 25, 1972

Responses of infants and young children with normal hearing were assessed using five auditory stimuli at different hearing levels. The stimuli included broad-band and high-pass filtered signals and a 3-k Hz pure tone. The infants were tested with a behavioral observation test method. The young children were tested by either COR or play-audiometric test methods. The infants' responses varied as a function of the stimulus used. For this group, the 3-k Hz tone clearly produced fewer responses than did the other stimuli. This result is important for the assessment of high-frequency hearing loss in infants and young children. Differences between stimuli were not apparent for young children, although a comparison of test methods showed that play-audiometry resulted in more responses than COR audiometry, regardless of the stimulus used.

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